Managing Director/CEO – Life Insurance


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Company Name CA Global: Insurance
Location Nigeria
Date Posted '31 July 2012'
Category Banking & Financial Services
Job Type N/A
Reference TJ234
Remuneration Negotiable

Description

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer – Life Insurance – Nigeria

Overview:

A leading client in the Life Insurance sector is looking for an individual who possesses energy, drive, business acumen, adaptability and has an entrepreneurial spirit to steer the growth plans of the business in one of the fastest growing regions in Africa. The individual will report to the Board of the Company and the Regional Director.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- Develop strategic- and annual business plans for the company and present to the Board of Directors for approval;
- Successfully implement the strategic and growth plans for the company
- Ensure that the organizational structure, management team and staff are aligned to implement the business plan;
- Optimise the physical infrastructure for the business to operate functionally and cost effectively;
- Develop and introduce profitable and competitive products and related services into the target markets through existing (broker) and own (agent, corporate) distribution and service channels;
- Formulate and implement corporate policies (adhering to good corporate governance), operational procedures and financial controls;
- Manage the day-to-day activities of the business to meet financial / profitability and related objectives;
- Adhere to statutory reporting and other regulatory requirements; and
- Marketing of the business among the community, media and key stakeholders in the government and private sector.

Requirements:

- Business post-graduate tertiary qualification (B-Commerce / MBA);
- Minimum 8 years relevant professional and technical knowledge gained specifically in a Life Insurance environment; and
- Minimum 5 years experience in a general management role in a Life Insurance environment; and
- Excellent understanding of all aspects of the Life Insurance business environment.

Competencies:

- Conceptual / strategic thinking and leadership skills;
- Business acumen and leadership, specifically an ability to develop markets and build relationships with key clients and decision makers;
- Results / performance driven (A single-minded focus on achieving and exceeding the required results);
- Well-developed planning and organizing ability with strong problem solving and judgement skills;
- Entrepreneurial mind set (Has to be an initiator of initiatives);
- Ability to communicate to internal and external audiences with impact;
- Interpersonal skills and style that will build relationships, confidence and trust;
- Value diversity and different cultures;
- Proven work standards and business ethics; and
- Strong commitment to deliver on objectives;
- Strong self-belief;
- Decidedly generally optimistic outlook on life;
- Self-sufficient/ independent;
- Robustness to survive in Nigeria
- Resilient, confident and assertive;
- Must have the ability to deal with change – a person who can function without too much structure in place;
- Emotionally strong, with integrity; and
- Stress tolerant.

All candidates must be prepared to relocate into Nigeria for the duration of the position.

Candidates must have a passport with no restrictions